Study Guide

Speaker for the Dead Characters

By Orson Scott Card

Andrew Wiggins, the Speaker for the Dead (Ender Wiggins, the Xenocide)

Why is Ender the Speaker for the Dead? That's simple—because he's dead himself.Now, we know...

Novinha (Ivanova Santa Catarina von Hesse)

Novinha kind of disappears. In the long first chapter, as a thirteen-year-old, she's very much a...

Jane

Jane is really annoying. She's always teasing Ender in this way that is supposed to be...

Pipo (Joao Figueira Alvarez)

Pipo is a lesser Ender, or a foreshadowing of Ender, or the Ender you get before you really get...

Miro (Marcos Vladimir Ribeira von Hesse)

Pipo is Ender before Ender, and Miro is Ender after Ender ends—as Ender gets integrated...

Human

"You are a human, not one of us" (16.370)—that's what Leaf-eater tells Human, and it's...

Minor Characters

There are a lot of characters in Speaker for the Dead. The list below tries to corral most of...